Regardless of the size of your organisation, whether planned or not, there is always an IT strategy in play. We find our clients benefit most when they have their IT strategy in mind when making key decisions to develop their business. Whether this strategy is to support a sparse, predominantly mobile workforce, a large number of office based users or a small start up enterprise, the decisions an organisation makes can influence the direction the business takes. By considering your company’s needs both now and in the future, a sustainable IT strategy can be arrived at that is able to adapt to changes in the business and technology.
Depending on the size and scale of an organisation and the processes it has in place, the strategy needs vary significantly. By working with our consultants, you can have confidence that as your business grows and flourishes you will not be concerned about having to make any unexpected step changes to accommodate a fundamental change. An effective IT strategy means equipment can be purchased in a measured fashion and systems designed with business goals in mind.
When you’re starting out, running a business from a free Dropbox account might seem like a great idea at the time, but when your first, second and third staff member comes along, making sure the right choices are made to have your systems working flawlessly can be vital in ensuring your business continues to grow and operate efficiently. In the same way, as time passes, organisations grow and change and equipment inevitably reaches the end of its serviceable life. So, it is vital to look to the future and apprehend change so that you can ensure a plan to move forward is implemented in good time. Discuss your future technical replacements, setting and managing a budget to ensure the best course of action is chosen for your company.
At aFinite we help our clients plan their IT strategy so that they can work on their business safe in the knowledge that, as their IT partner, we are aware of their needs and future plans whilst at the same time the senior management team is conscious of how they need to integrate with us so that we can ensure their success.
We address the following areas when defining an IT strategy:
Which we do by thinking about your business in terms of:
The vast majority of our clients have no CTO or CIO and as a result these responsibilities are usually handled by the Managing Director, Finance Director, HR Director, Operations Director or even a mixture of people. Often, we find ourselves brought in to organisations on the recommendation of a third party – be that supplier or customer – where previously very little has been done in respect of bringing the company to an understanding of their IT systems and fitness for purpose. We work with you to fully understand your business objectives and devise an appropriate IT Strategy for your company’s structure and size.
If you know you need to review, or even devise an IT strategy for your business, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to arrange a meeting.
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